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Poets and Poiesis in Early Modern Drama

Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 12:07am
RSA 2013

We seek papers exploring the use (and misuse!) of the language of making, in plays by Shakespeare, Jonson, and their contemporaries. What are we to make of dramatic representations of poor poets, imperfect actors, and painters that prove inferior to nature? With which other discourses are such metaphors entangled? And how, in particular, might stage representations of art, techne, the craftsman, or the artisan complicate or revise received notions of literary history?

Please submit an abstract (150 words) and brief CV to and by June 13, 2012.

UPDATE "worth a thousand words": at the intersections of literature and the visua arts, 24-26 October 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012 - 11:47am
Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands)

Proposals deadline: 1 July 2012

Confirmed plenary speakers: Elena Gualtieri (University of Groningen), Mette Gieskes (Radboud University Nijmegen)

Clement Greenberg once famously said, "photography is closer today to literature than it is to the other graphic arts". Yet what makes photography so close to literature? And what about the interactions between literature and other visual arts? Are some combinations indeed more productive than others? And what happens when literature and the visual arts meet?

Negotiating Latinidades, Understanding Identities within Space

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 4:51pm
NeMLA /Sponsored by Tufts University /March 21-24, 2013

The negotiation of Latin@ identities within space—cities, universities, homes, exile, —requires an understanding of ethnicities, language(s), religion(s), social class, gender, as well as the psychological spaces where one needs to defend him/herself in the face of a pejorative labels from the dominant group or from a more powerful member of one's own group. How do Latino/a authors represent their worlds through the use of space whereby each character or voice must negotiate his/her identity markers within a specific space to claim "self-recognition"?

Papers that address any aspect of Latino/a identity in narrative, poetry or theatre are welcome for this panel.

[UPDATE AND EXTENSION] 'FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS: LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE' / University of Valencia, Spain / 12-14 December 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 2:51pm
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia (Spain)

The aim of this conference is to explore the role of live animals on the stage, from the early modern era to the present time. Papers dealing with visual or textual representations of performing animals, typologies of animals in the theatre, the hybridisation of the drama with the circus, the zoo and the cinema, as well as the semiotic transfer of animal roles from the text to the stage are particularly welcome. Corollary topics may also include, but are not limited to:

20th- and 21st- Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 1:12pm
Georgia Institute of Technology

20th- and 21st- Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

Georgian Terrace Hotel, Atlanta, GA – March 28-30, 2013

Appel à communication

Trace(s), fragment(s), reste(s)

« Les fragmentaires jettent des flammes aussi vives qu'elles sont sans durée. »
« La fragmentation est l'âme de l'art. » Pascal Quignard

CALL FOR PROPOSALS (collection of essays): 'The Reception of Herodotus in Antiquity and Beyond' (Submissions due by 31/08/12)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 7:00am
Dr Vasiliki Zali and Dr Jessica Priestley

(collection of essays)

'The Reception of Herodotus in Antiquity and Beyond'

Herodotus' 'Histories' has proved to be one of the most influential and controversial texts to have survived from antiquity. It has been adopted, adapted, imitated, contested, admired and criticized across a diverse range of genres, historical periods, and geographical boundaries.

[UPDATE] The AnaChronisT (6/18/2012)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 1:28am
The AnaChronisT

Due to public request, our submission deadline has been extended!

The AnaChronisT 17 (2012) invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in Winter 2012/3. Papers are to be sent to The AnaChronisT (Department of English Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, H–1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5.) by Monday, 18 June 2012.

The AnaChronisT welcomes submissions by graduate and doctoral students as well as academics. The requirements of application are as follows:

- one hard copy of the essay sent to the above address;

Translatio-Medieval Religion Conference--October 5-6, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 11:38pm
Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Organization, The Ohio State University

The Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association at The Ohio State University is currently accepting abstracts for the first year of our annual conference, Translatio. Prospective papers should discuss the religious life, broadly conceived, in both the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. We welcome submissions on topics that range from monasticism to popular religion, and the way that the Church orthodoxy translates into the life of the laity. We also encourage papers that expand the discussion beyond Christianity and the West.

Possible topics may include:

Mic Check: Resistance and Revolution

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 3:05pm
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

2nd Annual Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference
Friday, October 26, 2012
Tufts University, Medford, MA